Get out of the woods and explore the high sierras on snowshoes. Let us transport you to the summit of a sierra peak for snowshoeing like you have never experienced.
Daily during operating season
Requires 3 day advanced booking
Minimum group size of 6
About The Tour
Relax and enjoy a comfortable ride in our plush custom snowcat as it climbs to the trip starting elevation of close to 8,000 feet. Once at the summit, we'll gear up and meander through gently rolling terrain consisting of intriguing rock outcroppings, old-growth forests and marshmallow-like snow formations. We’ll peer down into deep creeks and across high alpine views southward toward Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows resorts and northward toward Donner Pass and Castle Peak wilderness areas. Groomed and ungroomed trails are available for every age, skill and fitness level. Tours are led by personable guides well versed in the local geology, wildlife and plant life. Trips include snowshoe rental and professional guide service.
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Where to meet | Itinerary
Our trailhead is located on Cabin Creek Road, off Rt. 89. 5 miles south from downtown Truckee and approximately 7 miles north of the light at Olympic Valley Rd for Palisades Tahoe.
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Please note that our parking is limited and our guides will greet you and show you where to park.
Low to Medium
Know Before You Go
Dress appropriately- layers are always recommended in the backcountry to manage your body heat. Bring some water- either a water bottle you can tuck into a pocket or a hydration pack. Bring snacks. You can stow a small bag or pack on the snowcat with any additional items to keep you comfortable.
We supply snow shoes or you can bring your own. We highly recommend bringing ski poles, adjustable if you have. Please let us know if you don't have ski poles.
- How hard are the snowshoe tours?
- Whether you are looking for an easy stroll with an awesome view or a leg-burning challenge, our snowshoe tours are for you. Our private terrain provides various difficulty options for snowshoeing. Let us know how easy or hard you would like to make your tour and we’ll make it happen!
- Do we have to bring our own equipment?
- We provide snowshoes for everyone. If you have ski poles, please bring them along. Make sure you dress appropriately for the weather and have sturdy, waterproof shoes. You are welcome to bring your own equipment if you would like.